Definition of I-Thou in English:


Syllabification: I-Thou


  • (Of a personal relationship, especially one with God) formed by personal encounter.
    More example sentences
    • In that chapter she also compares Bakhtin's view on dialogue with Buber's I-Thou relationship.
    • Indeed, I believe that Buber's sharp dichotomy between I-Thou and I-It encounters is misleading as phenomenology.
    • Then the soft-spoken Ken asked us to walk out into the woods to practice I-Thou with the trees.

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